Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Uncensored Interview with Author Ruthi Kight (18+ Older)


L: Do you believe size matters? The thicker the better or can smaller be just as riveting? (I meant the size of the book!)

R: That’s a
hard question to answer *snickers*. I guess it would depend. If it’s satisfying, smaller can be a good thing. But if the magic’s just not there, having it drag on even longer would be terrible. So, I’d have to say it really does depend.

L: Do you like it slow? Or do you like a fast? (When a story is straight to the point or when it builds.) 
R:Hmmm….personally, when it comes to what I’m reading, I like it hard and fast. Give me the meat and taters of the story, don’t make me sit here scratching my head for hours. But when I write, it’s more fun to be slow and steady. *Note to others* Do me hard and fast please! J (Damn, I feel so dirty now!)

L: Is harder better? Or does it come easily for you? When you write a book that is.

R: Harder makes it longer for me to adjust. If I know the content fully, and I know where the story is going, it makes it easier. But, like with a paranormal that I’m working on, it’s soooo hard! I’ve never written in that genre, so it’s harder for me to adjust to the sheer size of the world.

L: So did you always know you’d be a cradle robber? You know when you started writing YA?
R: LOL! Oh man! You sure know how to make me blush! I love being a cradle robber! The young adult genre is where my heart has always been. When I was in school, I was always fascinated by how the mind of a teenager worked. So I studied them closely. I felt that I could embody their thoughts and feelings better than I could adults. But now that I’ve done some adult writing…I have to say, I’m loving it too!

L: So how old were you when you, well you know. When you decided to be a writer?

R: I was young. Real young. I’ve always kept a journal, since I was a kid. At one time, I seriously wanted to be a rock star. That fell through, obviously. But after my mother passed, I decided that it was time to put my big girl panties on and follow my passion for writing. I made a New Year’s resolution this year to finish a book…I’ve now finished three, so I think I kept it…for once!

L: When did you receive that first big, OH MY GOD? After your first review or when you finished writing?

R:The night I finished Knotted Roots, I had that OH MY GOD moment! LOL I literally closed that sucker out and made a HUGE drink (mainly liquor!) and celebrated with my bestie. We got sloshed. But I think the BEST moment was my first bad review. I know, weird, right? It was a grounding moment. Everyone should frame their first bad review…just saying! :)

L: Did it hurt the first time? How did you feel when you received a bad review?

R: Hmmm! I jumped the gun, didn’t I? Surprisingly, it didn’t hurt! I kinda like pain, anyway! LOL Bad reviews are a chance for us to grow, to learn. Without them, imagine what we would become?? Egotistical writers who know everything. The day I think I know everything, will be the day I need to stop writing ‘cause it’s a lost cause. But that’s just my opinion. :)

L: Would you perform orally? If you were given the chance to do a book reading?

R: I’ve never been a fan of performing orally. I suck (lol) at public speaking. I literally get cold chills and…sometimes…throw up! Ewww! I know! I don’t like the spotlight, at all. I’d rather just sit back and chill, blend in! Which makes me really question my sanity for joining this career! LOL

L: Where is your favorite place to do it? Write in bed or on your desk?

R: Neither. I’d rather do it on the couch. Where I’m able to mingle with others while I do it. My bed makes me sleepy, so that’s a mood killer. The desk is so…uncomfortable. So yeah, it’s the couch for me!

L: Who helps in getting your juices flowing? The Music, Pictures of Celebrities, or something else?

R: Music. It’s my livelihood, seriously. I have sooo many different playlists, and each one goes with a different mood. When I need a sappy scene, I use music to get me mellow and languid. When I need suspense, I throw on some rock and get pumped I have always loved music. It’s a part of my soul. People pick on me for the music I listen to, but I always tell them: Listen to the words, feel what the artist is trying to tell you. You’ll understand, then, why I love the song. Then they look at me like I’m a nut job and walk away. *Shrugs* I tried :)

Title-Knotted Roots
Series- Knotted Roots Book # 1
By-Ruthi Kight
Genre-  YA Romance

Partying with friends and scoring a flawless tan is about all Roxie has on her list of things to make her Hampton's summer perfect.
Her parents, however, have other plans and Grandma Betty's farm is just one of them.
Just as her life is in shambles and the quaint town is suffocating her, she meets Chase.
Somewhere in the mix of bummer summer and small town doldrums, he becomes the boy she can't seem to avoid falling for. Just adding him to the picture, her stay starts to get better, even if she knows it has to end with the summer holidays.
That is until Betty drops a life-shattering bomb.
Roxie must make a choice that will change her life forever. What happens when a spoiled brat from New York learns the true meaning of love, loss, and forgiveness?
Can Chase and Roxie find a way to be together or is this just another summer romance?

Title- Hidden Falls
Series- Knotted Roots # 1.5 (Novella)
By - Ruthi Kight
Publication Date-  July 3, 2013
Genre- YA Romance

The southern summer was back with a vengeance.
Helping out a friend was what Katy had in mind when she agreed to give Roxie a hand on the farm.
She expected it to be an easy job wrapped in the possibility of a break from her mother’s constant vodka stupor.
What she didn’t expect was to find him.
Brian spent his life in his brother’s shadow, constantly falling short of others’ expectations.
When he gets the chance to prove himself, he's forced to decide if there’s more to him than just the mistakes he’s made.
The summer was supposed to be easy.
It was supposed to be fun.
But sometimes, when you least expect fall.

About the Author:
Ruthi Kight currently lives in her hometown of Columbia, SC, with her fiancé and five year old daughter. She has an unhealthy addiction to books, music, and chocolate, but not necessarily in that order. When her dream of being a rock star didn't work out, she focused on her other passion: writing. She is the author of Knotted Roots, a YA Coming of Age story, and is currently working on two other novels that are due out this year.

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Christy Lynn Foster said...

HAHAHA You dirty bitches. I love you both <3

Tonya Gauthier-Kellum said...

WOW Ruthi you dirty woman you - ROFL I loved this interview it is by far the best I have ever read. (My Family's Heart Book Reviews & Tours)

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